Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone by Martha Ackmann

August 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Book Review, Women in Baseball, Your Turn

Few box scores remain.   Very few written records to account for her splendid achievements on the field.  No SLG, OBP, RISP, WHIP, CqStG, WARP, or VORP to measure her success. Statistics do not tell the whole story of any ballplayer’s life.   In the case of Toni Stone, arguably the greatest woman ever to play professional […]

Joe Cronin: A Life in Baseball

July 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Book Review, Your Turn

Barbara Gregorich, a Books on Baseball friend and author, has been kind enough to allow us to use a book review she recently completed – Joe Cronin: A Life in Baseball.  Your Turn is a regular feature of Books on Baseball that spotlights our BoB friends as guest book reviewers.  Thanks Barb! Barb’s Review — I grew up a […]

Book Review: The Curse: Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Or Do They?

July 19, 2010 by  
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Andy Van Slyke was a terrific ballplayer in his day; known as much for his irreverent and spontaneous sense of humor as his remarkable “Gold Glove” defensive skills in centerfield; he was a fan and sportswriter’s favorite throughout his 13 year major league career. His partner in crime for this particular book – Rob Rains […]

Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend by Larry Tye

May 29, 2010 by  
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Dave White, a Books on Baseball friend, has been kind enough to review one of his favorite baseball books, Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend by Larry Tye.  Your Turn is a regular feature of Books on Baseball that spotlights our BoB friends as guest book reviewers.  Thanks Dave! Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige […]

You Know Me, Al by Ring Lardner

May 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball Writing, Book Review, Your Turn

Ted Cox, a Books on Baseball friend, has been kind enough to review his favorite baseball book, You Know Me, Al by Ring Lardner.  Your Turn is a regular feature of Books on Baseball that spotlights our BoB friends as guest book reviewers.  Thanks Ted! In 1916 Lardner published You Know Me Al, which was written […]

Your Turn: Miracle Ball

April 2, 2010 by  
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“Your Turn” is a regular column on this website that gives our readers a chance to weigh in on books they have read, “Best of” lists, etc.  Wayne Creighton is to thank for this article.  Wayne is a former sports reporter who lives in Ontario.   Many thanks Wayne! Book Review: Miracle Ball: My Hunt for […]

Your Turn: Fireside Book of Baseball

March 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball Writing, Your Turn

The Your Turn feature on the website gives fans a chance to weigh in on our favorite topic–baseball.  This post comes from our friends at Neglected Books, a website devoted to re-discovering older, forgotten books. The post below talks about Fireside Book of Baseball, by Charles Einstein.  This book is the first volume in an […]

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